When does a ﬁne jewellery line become a steady part of the everyday fashion lexicon? When it’s as fun and functional as it is fancy. Female teams up with Chanel Fine Jewellery to spotlight its growing Coco Crush collection.
Like the French label’s iconic 2.55 handbag (or emojis), Chanel Fine Jewellery’s Coco Crush line has always been as much about making a personal statement as it has been about appealing to everyday needs. Two years ago, it debuted as a concise yet well-thought-out range: one solid cuff and four rings that could be stacked or worn as pendants, in white or yellow gold.
Each was carved with one of the most discreet yet recognisable motifs in luxury fashion: the same matelasse, or quilted, pattern that anchors the 2.55. The overall look was modern, sophisticated and none too dainty – exactly the kind one could use to punctuate a tee-and-jeans get-up, or update a fussy gown.
Such versatility has always been intrinsic to the house Coco Chanel founded, so while subsequent additions have been more ornate, every piece has retained its effortless edge. Last year was when the collection ramped up the glamour, and by that we mean the same white and yellow gold bands with a sprinkling of diamonds (31 on the small and 53 on the medium, to be exact); another duo of white gold rings with full pave diamonds; and trendy cuffs with a diamond-studded lion symbol, a nod to Chanel’s star sign.
For something more understated, the brand also introduced rings in plain 18K beige gold. Meant to be a cooler alternative to the usual gold varieties, the alloy ﬁnish is subtler than yellow and more modern than rose – in other words, it’s a cinch to match.
Now, the range enters its third year and units most playful expansion. Besiddergoes es tricking out 2016’s beige gold rings with diamonds, the label has rolled out elegant skinny bracelets, not unlike those often used to commemorate milestones, as well as three different earrings.
Among the latter, expect two pairs of clip-ons – one in yellow gold, the other in white gold with diamonds – in the form of small hoops. What this means is that they can be worn anywhere along the ears (yep, no piercings needed). The last one doubles the styling potential: another clip-on, asymmetrical pair made up of one dainty loop, and a tough-chic, three-tiered ear cuff. Insert heart emoji.
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